My project is about my traditional lifestyle. The first image I see when I think about tradition is a wedding ceremony. Being a bride is a dream that has followed me since childhood. Today, this dream manifests itself in my life under several forms: first, my Aliyah and the beginning of my studies at Bezalel Academy both represent some form of marriage. Indeed those two influential events marked a new beginning for me, as I formed a new family and identity, just like a bride starting a new chapter in her life. Second, in this project I choose to photograph brides that look like me. The images I produce therefore act as self-portraits that reaffirm my traditional identity. Indeed I come from a family and community that have instilled in me the importance of becoming a bride — the highest and holiest day in a woman's life. The cyanotype is a historical photographic material that was used as blue-print to trace architecture plans. I strongly relate to the handmade quality of this material, its raw chemical feel as well as its blue tint and aura of authenticity.